Ugens Udgivelser: Uge 15 & 16 – 2015

Så har der endnu engang været en periode med stilhed her på bloggen, og nej, jeg er ikke fuld af undskyldninger og dårlig samvittighed, for jeg har haft mega travlt – med blog-relaterede ting… Hehe. Indrømmet, påskefrokoster og familiehygge har også fyldt meget, men i næste uge og 10 dage frem, kommer der til at ske en masse spændende her på bloggen, og der har været en del at se til og forberede inden da… Der kommer nemlig en ny “Fokus på” – denne gang med en udenlandsk forfatter, som jeg netop selv har stiftet bekendtskab med, men i modsætning til de andre gange der har været fokus på en udenlandsk forfatter, har denne forfatter været super interesseret i at være en del af projektet, og der kommer både konkurrence, anmeldelser, interviews, besked fra forfatteren og meget mere. Jeg håber I vil kunne lide det, for hold da op hvor har både forfatteren og jeg selv, lagt meget i forberedelsen af disse dage, og vi glæder os virkelig til, at dele det hele med jer!

Anyhow, dette er således også årsagen til, at jeg har måtte sammenkoble to ugers udgivelser…

Empire of night af Kelley ArmstrongTitel: Empire of Night
Forfatter: Kelley Armstrong
Serie: Age of Legends #2
Udgivelse: 07-04-2015
Genre: Fantasy

Sisters Moria and Ashyn are the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood.
Or at least, they were.

Their village is gone. Their friends have betrayed them. And now, the emperor has sent them on a mission to rescue the children of Edgewood—accompanied by Prince Tyrus and a small band of imperial warriors.

But the journey proves more perilous than they could have imagined. With treachery and unrest mounting in the empire, Moria and Ashyn will have to draw on all their influence and power to overcome deadly enemies—not all of them human—and even avert an all-out war.

Zeroboxer af Fonda LeeTitel: Zeroboxer
Forfatter: Fonda Lee
Serie: –
Udgivelse: 08-04-2015
Genre: Science Fiction

A Sci-Fi Thrill Ride Set in the Action-Packed Sports Arena of the Future.

A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm––a personal marketing strategist. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way.

As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that’s fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices place everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system.

Forged af Erin BowmanTitel: Forged
Forfatter: Erin Bowman
Serie: Taken #3
Udgivelse: 14-04-2015
Genre: Dystopi

Gray Weathersby and his group of rebels must make their final stand in the epic conclusion to the Taken trilogy, which New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu called “an action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end.”

The Order is building an unstoppable army, with every generation of Forgeries harder to detect and deadlier than the one before.

It’s time for Gray and his fellow rebels to end the Order’s world of lies. But when the most familiar faces—and even the girl he loves—can’t be trusted, Gray will have to tread carefully if he wants to succeed. Or survive.

Miss Mayhem af Rachel Hawkins

Titel: Miss Mayhem
Forfatter: Rachel Hawkins
Serie: Rebel Belle #2
Udgivelse: 07-04-2015
Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price. The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and best friend Bee has returned after a mysterious disappearance. Now Harper can return her focus to the important things in life: school, canoodling with David, her nemesis-turned-ward-slash-boyfie, and even competing in the Miss Pine Grove pageant.

Unfortunately, supernatural chores are never done. The Ephors have decided they’d rather train David than kill him. The catch: Harper has to come along for the ride, but she can’t stay David’s Paladin unless she undergoes an ancient trial that will either kill her . . . or connect her to David for life.

Ugens udgivelser: Uge 14 – 2015

The Voyage of the Basilisk af marie BrennanTitel: The Voyage of the Basilisk
Forfatter: Marie Brennan
Serie: Memoir by Lady Trent #3
Udgivelse: 31-03-2015
Genre: Fantasy

Devoted readers of Lady Trent’s earlier memoirs, A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents, may believe themselves already acquainted with the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey Ship Basilisk, but the true story of that illuminating, harrowing, and scandalous journey has never been revealed—until now.

Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga, Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet: a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. From feathered serpents sunning themselves in the ruins of a fallen civilization to the mighty sea serpents of the tropics, these creatures are a source of both endless fascination and frequent peril. Accompanying her is not only her young son, Jake, but a chivalrous foreign archaeologist whose interests converge with Isabella’s in ways both professional and personal.

Science is, of course, the primary objective of the voyage, but Isabella’s life is rarely so simple. She must cope with storms, shipwrecks, intrigue, and warfare, even as she makes a discovery that offers a revolutionary new insight into the ancient history of dragons.

King af Ellen OhTitel: King
Forfatter: Ellen Oh
Serie: The Dragon King Chronicles #3
Udgivelse: 31-03-2015
Genre: Fantasy

Girl warrior, demon slayer, Tiger spirit of the Yellow Eyes—Kira is ready for her final quest. In this thrilling finale to the Prophecy trilogy, fans will get even more of the fierce Kira and her quest to save her kingdom!

All eyes are on her. Kira, once an outcast in her home village of Hansong, is now the only one with the power to save her kingdom. She must save her cousin, the boy fated to be the future king, uncover the third lost treasure, and face innumerable enemies in order to fulfill the famed prophecy.

Kira braves a sea of tigers and battles armies of demons as she musters her inner strength and learns to trust herself, the romantic feelings for Jaewon that are growing within her, and the destiny that must be hers.

Ugens udgivelser: Uge 13 – 2015

Catalyst af Lydia KangTitel: Catalyst
Forfatter: Lydia Kang
Serie: Control #2
Udgivelse: 24-03-2015
Genre: Dystopi

For fans of Uglies and The Maze Runner comes a complex, thrill-filled love story that will make you question exactly what it means to be human.

In the past year Zel lost her father, the boy she loves, her safety, and any future she might have imagined for herself. Now she, her sister, and the band of genetic outcasts they’ve come to call their family are forced on the run when their safe house is attacked by men with neural guns. But on the way to a rumored haven in Chicago, Zel hears something–a whisper from Cy, the boy who traded himself for her sister’s safety. And when she veers off plan in order to search for him, what she finds is not what she expected. There’s more to their genetic mutations than they ever imagined…aspects that make them wonder if they might be accepted by the outside world after all.

Half wild af Sally GreenTitel: Half Wild
Forfatter: Sally Green
Serie: The Half Bad Trilogy #2
Udgivelse: 24-03-2015
Genre: Fantasy

“You will have a powerful Gift, but it’s how you use it that will show you to be good or bad.”

In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, seventeen-year-old Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most powerful and violent witch.

Nathan is hunted from all sides: nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted. Now, Nathan has come into his own unique magical Gift, and he’s on the run–but the Hunters are close behind, and they will stop at nothing until they have captured Nathan and destroyed his father.

Ugens udgivelser: Uge 12 – 2015

Hold da op hvor tiden flyver, når både voksne og baby rammes af sygdom. Og med tur på hospitalet og overnatte med den lille, er der godt nok sket en del – jeg kan slet ikke forstå, at der allerede er gået en uge. Desværre er denne uge ikke særligt imponerende sådan rent udgivelsesmæssigt, for der er kun en enkelt udgivelse at vise denne gang, men fans af Cassandra Clare (mig inklussiv), vil nok alligevel være ganske begejstrede over denne uges udgivelse:

The lost herondale af cassandra clareTitel: The Lost Herondale
Forfatter: Cassandra Clare & Robin Wasserman
Serie: Tales from Shadowhunter Academy #3
Udgivelse: 17-03-2015
Genre: Fantasy

Simon learns the worst crime a Shadowhunter can commit: desertion of their comrades.

In the early nineteenth century, Tobias Herondale abandoned his fellow Shadowhunters in the heat of battle and left them to die. His life was forfeit, but Tobias never returned, and the Clave claimed his wife’s life in exchange for Tobias’s.

Simon and his fellow students are shocked to learn of this brutality, especially when it is revealed the woman was pregnant. But what if the child survived…could there be a lost Herondale line out in the world today?

Og så bare for skæg skyld og narrestreger, så når de to covers sættes sammen, får man dette:

Welcome to shadowhunter academy af Cassandra ClareThe lost herondale af cassandra clare

Jeg tænker, at de nok laver samme nummer som med sidste serie, hvor billederne til hver enkelt short-story tilsammen giver det fulde billede til når bogen bliver udgivet i samlet udgave… Og indtil videre, ser det ganske godt ud!!!

Ugens udgivelser: Uge 11 – 2015

The Infinite af Lori M LeeTitel: The Infinite
Forfatter: Lori M. Lee
Serie: Gates of Thread and Stone #2
Udgivelse: 10-03-2015
Genre: Fantasy, Dystopi

The walls of Ninurta keep its citizens safe.
Kai always believed the only danger to the city came from within. Now, with a rebel force threatening the fragile government, the walls have become more of a prison than ever.

To make matters worse, as Avan explores his new identity as an Infinite, Kai struggles to remind him what it means to be human. And she fears her brother, Reev, is involved with the rebels. With the two people she cares about most on opposite sides of a brewing war, Kai will do whatever it takes to bring peace. But she’s lost her power to manipulate the threads of time, and she learns that a civil war might be the beginning of something far worse that will crumble not only Ninurta’s walls but also the entire city.

In this thrilling sequel to Gates of Thread and Stone, Kai must decide how much of her humanity she’s willing to lose to protect the only family she’s ever known.

Tether af Anna JarzabTitel: Tether
Forfatter: Anna Jarzab
Serie: Many-Worlds Trilogy #2
Udgivelse: 10-03-2015
Genre: Science Fiction

Tether, the sequel to Tandem, continues the captivating tale of rebellion and romance that spans parallel worlds.

Everything repeats.

Sasha expected things to go back to normal once she got back on Earth. But now that she knows parallel worlds are real, and that an alternate version of herself exists in a world called Aurora, her old life no longer seems to make sense . . . and her heart breaks daily for Thomas, the boy she left behind. Troubled by mysterious, often terrifying visions and the echoes of a self she was just beginning to discover, Sasha makes the difficult decision to journey once more through the tandem.

Thomas is waiting for her on the other side, and so is strange, otherworldly Selene, Sasha’s analog from a third universe. Sasha, Selene, and their other analog, Juliana, have a joint destiny, and a new remarkable power, one that could mean salvation for Selene’s dying planet. With Thomas’s help, Sasha and Selene search for the missing Juliana. But even if they can locate her, is Sasha willing to turn her back on love to pursue a fate she’s not sure she believes in?

The Orphan Queen af Jodi MeadowsTitel: The Orphan Queen
Forfatter: Jodi Meadows
Serie: The Orphan Queen #1
Udgivelse: 10-03-2015
Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others

Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.

Shadow Scale af Rachel HartmanTitel: Shadow Scale
Forfatter: Rachel Hartman
Serie: Seraphina #2
Udgivelse: 10-03-2015
Genre: Fantasy

Seraphina took the literary world by storm with 8 starred reviews and numerous “Best of” lists. At last, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived—and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons.

The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth.

Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways.

As Seraphina gathers this motley crew, she is pursued by humans who want to stop her. But the most terrifying is another half dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. Until now, Seraphina has kept her mind safe from intruders, but that also means she’s held back her own gift. It is time to make a choice: Cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny?

Burning Kingdoms af Lauren DeStefanoTitel: Burning Kingdoms
Forfatter: Lauren DeStefano
Serie: The Internment Chronicles #2
Udgivelse: 10-03-2015
Genre: Dystopi

Danger descends in the second book of The Internment Chronicles, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy.

After escaping Internment, Morgan and her fellow fugitives land on the ground to finally learn about the world beneath their floating island home.

The ground is a strange place where water falls from the sky as snow, and people watch moving pictures and visit speakeasies. A place where families can have as many children as they want, their dead are buried in vast gardens of bodies, and Internment is the feature of an amusement park.

It is also a land at war.

Everyone who fled Internment had their own reasons to escape their corrupt haven, but now they’re caught under the watchful eye of another king who wants to dominate his world. They may have made it to the ground, but have they dragged Internment with them?